Crisci Associates, Oct. 24, 2016 Issue #643
* Senate, House Set Up Final Votes In Last 3 Scheduled Days Of Session

True to the advanced billing, the Senate and House are moving bills related to the opioid crisis, fixing the Horse Breeders Fund, legalizing Uber and Lyft in Philadelphia, but so far nothing on expanded gaming, restoring the local share of gaming taxes and pension reform.

* PA Table Games Revenue Increased 4.3% In September Over Last Year

The PA Gaming Control Board Monday report gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during September was 4.35 percent higher than last year.

* New Quinnipiac PA Poll: Clinton Moves Up 2 Points, Still Beating Trump 47 to 41

The new Quinnipiac Poll released Monday for Pennsylvania has Clinton up 2 more points over Trump since October 3-- 47 to 41 percent, with Johnson at 6 percent and Stein at 1 percent.

* Quinnipiac PA Poll: McGinty Gains 2 Points, Toomey Drops 1

A new Quinnipiac PA Poll released Tuesday has incumbent Pat Toomey leading his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty 49 to 45 percent.  The same poll on October 5 had Toomey at 50 percent and McGinty at 42 percent. The Quinnipiac Poll released September 9 had Toomey at 46 percent and McGinty at 45.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state this week on political topics of interest.

* Session Schedule/Governor’s Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PennDOT Accepting Applications For Multimodal Transportation Projects

PennDOT Monday announced it is now accepting applications for funding transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund.  The deadline for applications is December 16.

* PA Unemployment Rate Unchanged In September-- 5.7 Percent

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged from August at 5.7 percent. Pennsylvania’s rate remained above that of the United States, which increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.0 percent in September.

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